2019 Summer Leadership Workshop:

A meaningful experience that empowers student leaders and advisors to lead effectively in schools and communities.

Middle Level (and NJHS): June 24-28, 2019 (Mon-Fri) | Cost: $285

900 North Grand Avenue, Sherman, TX
Director: Vicki Long | Consultant: Lisa Gilbert


The following forms which are included in the Permission Form Kit link above must be provided to the workshop director at onsite check in: individual registration forms (student and advisor), participant agreement forms (student and advisor), medical forms (student and advisor), and criminal disclosure forms (advisors). PERMISSION FORMS WILL BE TURNED IN ON-SITE AT CHECK-IN

The advisor should distribute the forms, make sure they are completed properly and please remember the signatures needed on the forms. Do NOT send the completed forms to the TASC office! Once you have the forms returned to you, you will then use them to fill out the google form using the URL below. The google form must be filled out for each person attending the workshop. (Please do not have the students fill out the google form themselves. You, as the advisor, will need to fill it out for each individual.) This information will be used for doing group and dorm assignments for workshop.

From the Director: Google Form Link for Austin College TASC Workshop  (This MUST be filled out by the advisor for each adult and student attending.)


Wow!! It is hard to believe that we are heading into another summer filled with awesome opportunities for Student Council and National Junior Honor Society leaders to enhance and polish their leadership skills!! Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you on the decision to invest a part of your summer in a week’s worth of activities that we call Summer Leadership Workshop. Your participation, along with that of many others, can help all of us have better home councils, chapters, and to perfect our leadership abilities. In the week that you spend at summer workshop you will learn new things that will help you become a better leader while at the same time making friendships that will last a lifetime. The goal of the workshop will be for you to work, read, study, think, create, and give your full attention to one of our favorite subjects: Leadership. This page contains information that will help to make your week more pleasant, restful, exciting and rewarding. If you have a question that is not answered, please feel free to contact me.
Note: TASC Board policy allows a maximum of 30 students (combined NJHS and StuCo) from any one school at any single workshop. There must be one adult registered for each 15 students from a school.
Our consultant this summer will be Mrs. Lisa Gilbert from Ed Irons Middle School. Mrs. Gilbert is a veteran middle school advisor and knows firsthand that workshop provides valuable skills and experience for our student leaders.

DIRECTOR: Vicki Long | Deweyville ISD | Phone: 409-746-2681 ext. 3241
Cell Phone: 409-381-9212 | Email: [email protected]
CONSULTANT: Lisa Gilbert | Email: [email protected]

Two workshop payment options were available to schools. If you made full payment at the time of registration, your receipt will indicate a zero balance. If you sent in a $100 deposit per person, the balance is due in one payment ONE MONTH PRIOR TO WORKSHOP DATE. Cancellations and refunds will be permitted until that date and must be made in writing to the TASC office. When applicable, the refund amount will be applied to the balance due. For each cancellation, there will be a $100 transaction fee assessed per individual cancellation. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations after the deadline. Refunds will not be provided for workshop no-shows, regardless of the situation. Delegate substitutions made less than 10 days before the start of the workshop must maintain original delegate gender.

Students and adults should expect to room with someone from a different school, because part of the workshop experience is getting to know others. During the workshop, you will be expected to keep your room in order. You will be charged for damage to University property or loss of keys.


  • Jeans/pants and t-shirts are highly encouraged as the primary dress.
  • Shorts are NOT permitted at TASC conferences or workshops held during the school year.
  • Shorts are permitted at summer programs but must be no shorter than three inches above the TOP of the kneecap.
  • Skirts/dresses are permitted at all events but must be no shorter than three inches above the TOP of the kneecap.
  • All tops and dresses must have sleeves at all TASC events. 
  • Caps or hats are not to be worn when inside a building. 
  • This dress code may be modified for performers at TASC events.  Costumes must be approved by a conference committee.
  • TASC/TASC Districts retain the right to enforce a specified dress code for events outside the TASC state calendar.
  • This dress code may be modified for specific events; attendees will be notified by the assigned TASC designee.
    Policy adopted November 2015

Please note that neither TASC nor the University will be responsible for the loss of these items. Students and advisors who carry cell phones should not make nor accept calls during workshop activities. However, during certain activities they may be utilized if the students do have them. Students are encouraged to download the Band APP that will be used during the workshop. Students will be instructed on how to use this app during our first general session.

Illnesses should be reported to the Director immediately through your hometown advisor or one of the deans. Medical release forms provided with this pre-registration packet are important to our efforts to provide you with medical assistance in the unlikely event of an emergency (make sure you have an extra copy for yourself). Please complete the release form and return it to your advisor with your registration form.

Dormitory doors will be locked at “lights out”. Special events will cause lights to be out at a different time each night.

The use or possession of alcohol, tobacco or other illegal drugs is strictly prohibited. Any student found in the possession or under the influence of these substances will be sent home from the workshop without delay at the expense of the student, his/her parents or the student’s school. School official/law enforcement will be contacted.

Delegates are expected to respect the rights and safety of others. Weapons of any type are strictly prohibited at TASC functions. Any person found in the possession of an item used as weapon or exhibiting irresponsible behavior that endangers the health, safety, or welfare of him/herself or others will be sent home from the workshop without delay at the expense of the student, his/her parents or the student’s school. School/law enforcement will be contacted.

When you arrive at the University, you will go to Johnson Roo Suites located at 1104 E. Brockett Street (look for the big TASC banner) between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to check in. When you arrive, you will be given name badges, room assignments, keys, and workshop schedules for each delegate. Name badges must be worn at all times.

Parking is available at Roo Suites and in the Wright Campus Center Parking Lot. Advisors must pick up parking permits from the director. Phone calls: For serious emergencies call Vicki Long, Workshop Director at 409-381-9212.

Our first meal will be served Sunday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Pouch located in the Wright Campus Center. All other meals, with the exception of dinner on Wednesday and the Banquet on Thursday, will be served in the Main Dining Room of the Wright Campus Center. You will need your TASC name tag to be admitted to the cafeteria.

Wednesday afternoon will be scheduled to allow delegates to leave campus with their advisors for some free time away from workshop activities. In and around Sherman are activities such as shopping, movies or a short jaunt to North Dallas or Frisco is possible. All activities for the free time are the responsibility of each school advisor and delegation.

All students and advisors will be staying in Austin College dorms. Students should bring twin sheets, blanket, towels, washcloths, soap, pillow and personal toiletries. (Bath mats and shower shoes are suggested.) Bring a pair of athletic shoes, because some activities will require them. We also suggest that students bring refillable water bottles to use throughout the day.

Mail will be delivered daily to General Assembly and should be addressed to: Your name, TASC Summer Workshop, Austin College, 900 N. Grand Suite 61601, Sherman, TX 75090.

We may have a talent show. Students and advisors are encouraged to bring necessary items that they might need in order to participate, such as sheet music for the piano, CDs to sing with, musical instruments, props, costumes, etc. We would love to see everyone participate.

Please remind your students that the banquet is a dress up event. Hometown advisors will be responsible for dress code enforcement. Workshop staff will address issues of inappropriate dress on an individual basis. If the workshop director determines that dress is in violation of common decency, then the student/advisor will be expected to comply with the request to correct the issue or be in violation of TASC policy. Please remember that TASC Dress code will apply at the banquet and dance. Dresses for the banquet should still be no less than 3 inches above the knee. The dresses cannot be strapless or have spaghetti straps. Again, please make note of the banquet dress code and plan accordingly.

Students may need a small amount of money for 1) food to and from the workshop, 2) snack foods, 3) souvenirs, 4) free-time activities. There is a coffee / snack shop on campus in the Wright Center that includes convenient store type snacks and drinks.

Students are expected to be at all general sessions, council meetings, and other activities on time. Advisors are not allowed to leave campus with students except for the mid-week break. Remember, we are guest of Austin College. If you have a problem, please check with an adult advisor, the director, or the consultant. There will be a $35.00 fee charged for any lost key.

For directions to Austin College and a campus map, go to www.austincollege.edu. Registration will be held at Johnson Roo Suites located at 1104 E. Brockett Street.

A detailed schedule of each days’ activities will be given to advisors at registration. Below you will find a brief schedule of our week. Please keep in mind that this is a workshop with activity filled days. The days will be long and it is imperative that students adhere to the lights out time.

1:00-3:00                     Registration
3:15-4:15                     ALL Advisors Meeting (All adults to discuss workshop information)
4:15-5:15                     Workshop Staff Meeting
5:30-6:15                     Dinner- on Campus TBD
6:30-8:00                     General Assembly                 
8:00-9:15                     Small Groups 
9:15-10:00                   General Assembly
10:00                           Dorm Meetings
10:15                           Workshop Staff Meeting
11:00                           Room Check
11:30                           Lights Out

7:30-8:30                     Breakfast
8:30-8:45                     General Assembly
8:45-9:15                     Hometown Meetings - Advisors must attend
9:15-10:00                   General Assembly (Advisor Meeting)
10:00-11:30                 Small Groups
11:30-12:30                 Lunch
12:30-2:00                   General Assembly (Advisor Meeting)
2:00-3:30                     Small Groups (project proposal preparation)
3:30-5:00                     Project Proposals (groups will report to General Assembly Room at scheduled time)
5:00-6:00                     Dinner
6:00-6:30                     General Assembly
6:30-7:00                     Small Groups (prepare for Parade of Mascots [song, mascot, cheer, flag)
6:30                             Advisors working with The Amazing Race please report to the General Assembly room. JC’s and I will go over assignments.
7:00-9:00                     The Amazing Race
9:00-9:15                     Break
9:15-9:45                     Small Groups
9:45–10:00                  General Assembly
10:30                           Workshop Staff Meeting
10:45                           Room Check
11:15                           Lights Out

7:30-8:30                     Breakfast
8:30-8:45                     General Assembly
8:45-9:15                     Hometown Meetings
9:15-10:30                   General Assembly (Advisor Meeting)
10:30-11:30                 Small Groups
11:30-12:30                 Lunch
12:30-1:00                   Hometown Meetings (In General Assembly Room)
1:00-2:00                     General Assembly (Advisor Meeting)
2:00-3:00                     Talent Show Auditions
2:00-3:00                     Small Groups (Leadership Presentation preparation)
3:00                             Afternoon off with Hometown
10:00                           Back on Campus (Must check in with Director upon return to campus!!)
10:30                           Room Check
11:00                           Lights Out

7:30-8:30                     Breakfast
8:30-8:45                     General Assembly
8:45-9:45                     Small Groups
9:45-11:30                   Leadership Presentations & Talent Show (Chapel)
11:30-12:30                 Lunch
12:30-1:00                   Hometown Meetings
1:00-2:15                     Social Time with JCs (Advisors Meeting)
2:15-4:00                     Small Groups (Prepare for banquet)
4:00-4:15                     Groups may decorate tables for banquet
4:15-5:30                     Get Ready for Banquet (Dorm time)
5:30-7:00                     Banquet
7:00-7:30                     Clean Up tables/Change if needed
7:30-9:30                     Social Time (General Assembly room-music and activities)
9:30-10:00                   Dorm time (Pack ‘n chill time in assigned dorm room)
10:00                           Room Check
10:30                           Lights out

Friday: (Workshop t-shirt day)
7:00-7:30                     Check-out/Load vans, busses, etc.
7:30-8:30                     Breakfast (Dorm keys must be turned in before going to breakfast.)
8:30-9:00                     Group Photo (steps in front of Ida Green)
9:00-10:00                   General Assembly (slide show, evaluations, and good byes)
10:00                           ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!

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